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HER Number:MDV112867
Name:Ovoid enclosure in former Bagtor Wood

Summary

An ovoid enclosure of 0.195 hectares on the southern slope of the former Bagtor Wood. Despite being disturbed by the plantation, which has now been felled, most of the wall circuit is clear as a low stony bank. A central feature may be a ruined hut circle or a cairn but was obscured by vegetation at the time of survey.

Location

Grid Reference:SX 758 749
Map Sheet:SX77SE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishIlsington
DistrictTeignbridge
Ecclesiastical ParishILSINGTON

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses: none recorded

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • ENCLOSURE (Early Bronze Age to Late Iron Age - 2200 BC to 42 AD? (Between))

Full description

GeoInformation Group Ltd, 2010, 1:625 2010 Colour (12.5cm resolution) (Aerial Photograph). SDV346026.

Oval enclosure and central feature visible on the aerial photography.


Newman , P., 2015, Rippon Tor Premier Archaeological Landscape, Dartmoor National Park, Devon, 61, Figure 19 (Report - Survey). SDV359145.

An ovoid enclosure of 0.195 hectares on the southern slope of the former Bagtor Wood at SX75838 74958. Despite being disturbed by the plantation, which has now been felled, most of the wall circuit is clear as a low stony bank. A central feature may be a ruined hut circle or a cairn but was obscured by vegetation at the time of survey.
Condition is stable but with legacy damage.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV346026Aerial Photograph: GeoInformation Group Ltd. 2010. 1:625 2010 Colour (12.5cm resolution). 2010 Aerial Photographs. Digital. [Mapped feature: #72227 ]
SDV359145Report - Survey: Newman , P.. 2015. Rippon Tor Premier Archaeological Landscape, Dartmoor National Park, Devon. South-West Landscape Investigations. A4 Bound + Digital. 61, Figure 19.

Associated Monuments

MDV62344Related to: Cairn in enclosure in the former Bagtor Wood (Monument)
MDV62341Related to: Hut circle in Bagtor Wood (Monument)
MDV103648Related to: Large field system centred on Halshanger Common (Monument)
MDV26620Related to: Reaves and a possible walled lane or droveway in Bagtor Wood (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV6836 - Rippon Tor Premier Archaeological Landscape survey

Date Last Edited:Mar 4 2016 10:54AM